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Practice

Common Practice is the collaborative architecture practice of Jurrien van Duijkeren and Inara Nevskaya. The office was established in 2016 and relies on the substantial experience of the two partners as collaborators in a wide variety of projects, ranging from small private renovations to large scale design questions in complex project environments.

Philosophy

We believe that good architecture mirrors respect for common practice in both the culture of building and inhabitation, yet also dares to question common practice on issues that matter most.

We prefer to address both the rational and the romantic aspects of architecture simultaneously. Next to the necessary constrains of cost and technologies of construction and sustainability, we acknowledge culture, tradition and the subjective experience of beauty, atmosphere and function as valuable ingredients of design. We refer to these hidden design qualities as the 'soft dimensions' in architecture.

Above all, the architect's task is to bring order, to often contradicting terms, expectations and wishes, order to function, aesthetics and quality. Our aim is to let each project tell a new story on how such order can be made.

 

 

Biography

Jurrien van Duijkeren, MSc Arch., Amsterdam, 1982

2008                            master diploma in architecture, cum laude, Delft
2009 - 2011              architect at Van Sambeek Architects, Amsterdam
2011 - present         architect at Geurst & Schulze Architecten, Den Haag
2016                              founder of Common Practice

Inara Nevskaya, MSc Arch., Moscow, 1982

2005                              master thesis in architecture, Tokyo
2006                              master diploma in architecture, cum laude, Moscow
2005 - 2009             architect at Shabunin Architects, Moscow
2010 - present         architect at DUS Architects, Amsterdam
2016                                founder of Common Practice